‘AMBER VELVET’ is a frost tolerant Anigozanthos
Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Amber Velvet’
‘Amber Velvet’ is an attractive new hybrid Kangaroo Paw, featuring large strappy leaves reaching 50cm in height.
‘Amber Velvet’ has a stunning range of vibrant red and yellow flowers growing to a height of 1m from the ground, appearing in spring and early summer. These flowers produce large amounts of nectar, attracting honey eating birds to the garden.
‘Amber Velvet’ is frost hardy and will survive in full sun, in well drained positions. It is an ideal plant for pots and tubes.
For best results plant ‘Amber Velvet’ with a slow release fertililser for Australian plants. After flowering remove the older stems and leaves to help promote new growth and foliage the following year.
Feature pots and low maintenance gardens
Red & yellow flowers from Aug – Apr
Best Planting Time
March – October
Full sun open position Tolerates frost & drought. Well drained soils
Remove older flower stems, fertilise anuually.
Tips for long term success with Amber Velvet in landscape mass plantings:
Plant in 75mm of chunky hard wood chip mulch with no fine grade particles. This will help stop weed invasion. Mulch with lots of fines helps germinate weeds.
Plant ‘Amber Velvet’ behind really ultra low maintenance plants like Little Jess™ Dianella or Tanika® Lomandra. If ‘Amber Velvet’ gets untidy, this will hide it.
It can also be planted on a random basis through plants that spread slightly such as Little Jess™ Dianella, Breeze® Dianella and King Alfred® Dianella. These Dianellas will help stop weed invasion and cover the ground, while Amber Velvet will provide masses of rich coloured flowers. e.g. plant 6 Little Jess and one Amber Velvet per square metre.
This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.